Someone to Watch Over Me: the Definitive Jimmy Scott

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Warner Jazz
PERFORMER: Jimmy Scott
CATALOGUE NO: 5046-74970-2

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To whom, though, could one compare Jimmy Scott? Moreschi? Farinelli? A rare congenital disorder prevented his voice from breaking, giving it a unique quality of alien, ethereal beauty. However, the comparison ends there, as until recently his career had been a sadly on-off affair, fraught with misfortune, exploitation and disillusionment.

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Rediscovered and reinstated in his seventies, this career-spanning collection of standards and near-standards from both the jazz and pop/rock zones is a long-overdue affirmation of his unrivalled contribution to singing.